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Coronavirus: rescue flights for more than 500 Hongkongers in outbreak’s epicentre

04-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Four chartered flights will this week bring back more than 500 Hong Kong residents from the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, the city’s leader has revealed. Two [...]
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The longest holiday: parents coping with coronavirus school closures in east Asia

04-Mar-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

“It’s been a long holiday,” laughs Hong Kong insurance worker and mother, Sarah Wong. Wong and her two daughters Chloe and Greeta are at a co-working space [...]
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Pop-ups, smaller shops are gaining appeal as HK retailers seek to lure shoppers and rein in costs

04-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Distressed retailers in Hong Kong are likely to adopt pop-up spaces and short-term leases as a strategy to rein in costs in an industry battling to overcome the impact of [...]
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Coronavirus: historic HK border checkpoint sparks fears of quarantine loophole

04-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

For nearly three weeks, Hongkongers living on Chung Ying Street a road where the boundaries between the city and mainland China blur have been able to travel to Shenzhen and [...]
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Coronavirus: HK leader Carrie Lam does not deny telling Beijing outbreak could help politically

04-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s leader on Tuesday did not deny reports that she sent a letter to Beijing complaining about her “unsatisfactory” cabinet and saying the [...]
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Changsha, HK launch chartered cargo flights

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

Changsha, capital of central China’s Hunan Province, has launched temporary chartered cargo flights to Hong Kong to support enterprises to resume business amid the [...]
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Coronavirus: as HK public workers return to work, bosses are still short on masks, health chief admits

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Not all civil servants returning to work on Monday could be provided with surgical masks, Hong Kong’s health chief has admitted, while insisting government workers [...]
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Financial system remains steady despite ‘shocks’ of coronavirus, protests, says HK Monetary Authority, even as currency takes a tumble

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s currency has slipped from a recent three-year high as the deadly coronavirus outbreak unfolded, but the city’s de facto central bank insists the [...]
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Multimillion-dollar plan not enough to retain doctors in public hospitals, HK health sector experts say

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A multimillion-dollar plan to retain talent at Hong Kong’s public hospitals has received a lukewarm response from the city’s health sector, with experts blaming [...]
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HK police arrest 115 after biggest outbreak of protest violence since coronavirus crisis

HK police arrest 115 after biggest outbreak of protest violence since coronavirus crisis

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police on Sunday said they had arrested 115 people after a night of chaos in Mong Kok and Prince Edward that marked the biggest outbreak of anti-government protest [...]
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HK’s first virtual bank offers juicy 6.8 per cent interest rate in gimmick. Here’s how one SCMP reporter did in race

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s first virtual bank ZA Bank has been offering up to a very juicy 6.8 per cent interest rate on deposits. But there’s a hitch the 50 winners had to sign [...]
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Coronavirus: HK expert claims outbreak is now a pandemic and US death could be ‘tip of the iceberg’

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A top medical expert in Hong Kong believes the coronavirus epidemic can now be labelled a global pandemic, as it has spread quickly across several countries. Professor [...]
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HK reports new confirmed case of Covid-19 96 in total

HK reports new confirmed case of Covid-19 96 in total

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheStat | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong on Sunday (March 1) reported one confirmed case of Covid-19, which was related to a Buddhist worship hall that had been suspected of multiple infections. The new [...]
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HK police intercept more than $384 million swindled from victims of internet and phone scams around world

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police intercepted more than HK$3 billion (US$384 million) conned from victims of internet and phone scams both locally and around the world in 2019, a 150 per cent [...]
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HK airlines call for more financial assistance to weather the crisis caused by coronavirus and anti-government protests

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Airlines in Hong Kong have called for financial assistance on top of a HK$1.6 billion relief package upon getting to know they will not be given any discount on aeronautical [...]
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